A look at this week's rap sales and chart placements
After a few uneventful weeks on the charts, ASAP Rocky and Boosie Badazz brought some much-needed excitement with their strong debuts. Each a respective triumph, Rocky took the number one spot, while Boosie moved in comfortably at number 3. While it didn't qualify for the Billboard 200, it should also be noted that Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's SURF pulled in over 600,000 downloads on iTunes, making it (in some capacity) the biggest release of the week.
Check out the full stats below.
1) ASAP Rocky—A.L.L.A: ASAP Rocky debuts at number one this week with some pretty big numbers, pulling in 116,731 in sales 146,478 (with streams), impressive considering the lack of big singles on the project.
2) Boosie Badazz—Touch Down 2 Cause Hell: Underground hero Lil Boosie makes one hell of a comeback with his number three debut, proving his OG status with sales that weigh heavily in the traditional category, with 59,392 units moved and only 63,932 with streams.
3) Various—Furious 7: The "See You Again"-toting soundtrack is at the very edge of the top 10 this week, falling from 9. It brings in 5,926 in sales (29,684 including streams).
4) Drake—If You're Reading This It's Too Late: Perhaps due to the hype around his Jungle tour, Drake rises from 19 to 16, selling 9,966 copies (24,459 including streams). He has a total of 929,797 sales.
5) Nicki Minaj—The Pinkprint: Nicki is up to 19 from 22 this week, which could be attributed to her "Night Is Still Young" video hitting VEVO and thus counting for streams, plus her David Guetta-fronted "Hey Mama" single giving her plenty of exposure. She's still selling mostly via streams, with 4,177 in traditional sales and 20,299 overall. Her full tally is at 624,073.
6) Jamie Foxx—Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses: Jamie Foxx falls over 22 spots in his second week, moving from 10 to 32. He moves 11,239 copies (13,565 including streams).
7) J. Cole—Forest Hills Drive: Cole is still hot on Drake's tail, selling 6,405 copies of his third studio album this week (12,921 with streams). His total sales are at 918,242 (about 10,000 below Drizzy's).
8) Kendrick Lamar—To Pimp A Butterfly: K-Dot is down from 34 to 36. His total sales are at 592,757, moving 7,743 copies this week and 12,863 with streams.
9) Big Sean—Dark Sky Paradise: Sean is one spot behind Kendrick this week, moving from 43 to 37. This DSP managed to move 3,507 copies (12,756 including streams). Sean is at 279,490 in total sales.
The unthinkable happened on the Hot 100 this week, as Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" remix was relegated to number two, with Wiz taking back the top spot. Cutting Swift off at a one week reign is pretty much unheard of, and almost constitutes as a flop in her weird, no-Ls-taken world. "Trap Queen" is still sitting at three, but we're hoping that this opening (paired with Ed Sheeran's horrendous, but hype-boosting cover) will lead to a number one for Fetty. Meanwhile, Rich Homie Quan's summer jam, "Flex," is quietly moving into smash status, jumping from 44 to 31 with no signs of stopping. Also, lot's of debuts, including The Weeknd's "The Hills" at 20, ASAP Rocky's "LSD" at 62 and "Electric Body" at 80, Jeremih's "Planes" at 90, and Chedda Da Connect's "Flicka Da Wrist" at the 100 spot.